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The Payday Developers Are Making A Dungeons & Dragons Live Service Game

Sounds dice-y.

Starbreeze Entertainment, the folks behind the recent Payday 3, have revealed a brand-new game in development based on the iconic Dungeons & Dragons IP. Developed in collaboration with Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro, the game (codenamed Project Baxter) set to be a live service title with a release planned in 2026 for all major platforms.

Starbreeze says Project Baxter is being built on Unreal Engine 5 and will carry the “signature Starbreeze game cornerstones of co-operative multiplayer, lifetime commitment through a games-as-a-service model, community engagement and larger-than-life experience.”

“It is hard to imagine a better pairing than Dungeons & Dragons and Starbreeze – both with their foundation in cooperative and community driven experiences, ‘play it your way’ and infinite replayability. When looking at prospective IPs for our future projects, Dungeons & Dragons was always at the top of our list and I’m incredibly happy to announce this license. I want to thank Wizards of the Coast for being such a great partner. Development of the game is in full swing, and we are excited to deliver an amazing Dungeons & Dragons action-adventure in 2026,” said Starbreeze CEO Tobias Sjögren in an accompanying blog post.

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“Dungeons and Dragons is having an extraordinary year,” added Eugene Evans, SVP Digital Strategy and Licensing at Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro. “Our gaming brands, including Dungeons & Dragons, continue to attract great partners as we execute our plan to grow our digital games portfolio through licensing and development. Our collaboration with Starbreeze is a prime illustration of this strategy. Given their impressive games and passion for Dungeons & Dragons, we are confident that they will create an experience that will delight fans worldwide.”

The studio also released a couple of bit of concept art from Project Baxter, one of a castle town which you can see in the graphics above and the other showing a character design below: